GreatCollections Coin Auctions and Rare Coins
Home > GC Helpdesk > GreatCollections News  > Superb 1895 Proof Dollar at Auction by GreatCollections
GC Helpdesk
Keywords   
All the latest news about GreatCollections, including Press Releases.
Just joined GreatCollections? Here you will find out useful information for new members.
Learn everything you need to know about bidding and buying coins and numismatic products through GreatCollections
Learn everything you need to know about selling coins, bullion and other items through GreatCollections
Learn everything you need to know about notification, form of payments accepted and shipping informations
Information about My Account at GreatCollections and general Membership questions.
Learn more about all of the services we offer at GreatCollections, your full service auction and discounts
Throughout our listings, there are abbreviations about coins, such as VAMs, Overton numbers, pedigree
Learn more about how to contact us regarding our website and coins being offered.
Superb 1895 Proof Dollar at Auction by GreatCollections
Ian Russell on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 06:59:15 AM
GreatCollections to Auction 1895 Proof Morgan Dollar
Recently Graded, Last Traded in 1960 for $500
Expected to Realize $150,000+


March 28, 2019.  Irvine, Calif. – On Sunday, April 7th, GreatCollections will be auctioning a recently re-discovered 1895 Proof Morgan Dollar, which last traded in 1960 for just $500.  The coin has been in one family for almost 60 years and was graded Proof-67 CAMEO by PCGS at the January FUN show in Florida.  It is expected to sell for more than $150,000 when bidding concludes on Sunday, April 7th.

Ian Russell, owner/president of GreatCollections said: "This coin is absolutely amazing.  It is clearly the finest 1895 proof we have handled and ranks in the few finest known of the date.  The original toning is highly desirable – this is exactly how proof Morgan Dollars tone over time, from being kept in old paper envelopes.

"This coin belongs in a top collection of Morgan Dollars, which is the most popular series of U.S. coinage.  We are expecting spirited bidding on this coin," Ian continued.

In 1895, 880 proof coins were issued.  There were rumors (and mint records) that business strikes were prepared, but none are known.  Many collectors of Morgan Dollars end up obtaining an 1895 to complete a mint mark set.

The 1895 Proof Morgan Dollar can be viewed at GreatCollections' Irvine office by appointment.  To find out more, please visit www.greatcollections.com or telephone 1-800-44-COINS (1-800-442-6467).


# # #

About GreatCollections

GreatCollections is an auction house for certified coins and paper money, as well as coins approved by CAC with sales exceeding $30 million over the past 12 months.  GreatCollections handles each coin/banknote transaction from start to finish.  For sellers, GreatCollections offers professional imaging for each coin/note, cash advances as appropriate, and other individualized services generally not available with the large auction houses and other websites, freeing the seller to do nothing except collect the proceeds of the sale.  Buyers benefit by entrusting a venue whose principals have years of numismatic experience and whose reputations in the industry are impeccable.

# # #

View the 1895 Proof Morgan Dollar at GreatCollections